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Ernie's Food & Spirits

4.7
454 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Ernie’s Food & Spirits
The crossroads of cultivation, connection, and creativity. We strive to connect our craft of creating unique, locally inspired, and seasonally curated food with emotionally invested service.
The relationships we have created with local farmers, cultivators, brewers, and distillers, share the core ideals of our emotional investment. We are proud of our centralized location with seven major highways or interstate routes within twenty minutes of our front door. As we conceived our identity, we became fond of connecting our guests to the highest quality food and beverage our area had to offer. We have diligently partnered with local farmers to raise our own plots of fruits and vegetables, cheese makers to provide farmstead cheese, distillers who utilize the bounty around us, and brewers that strive to create the highest quality crafted product as we do in our restaurant. We look forward to connecting you to our ideals.

Thank you,
The Ernie's Family

Support Ernie's Food & Spirits during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 454 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Priscilla
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, the food was delicious!
Thank you, John Gardner

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Melgirl2328
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Our server Susan was training new hire Vicky and they were both friendly. We will be back! Food and beverage we tasty! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Unfortunately the server charged me twice. Not happy.☹️

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, outstanding service and excellent food!

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NikohlesW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great place for a first date I will be going back

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vipEmilioG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at Ernie’s was a lovely experience. The menu was gourmet (as promised) and delicious! The staff was very welcoming and attentive! The wine was a bit pricier than we normally spend, but it was excellent. Overall a wonderful way to spend our anniversary!
One negative: we were very disappointed that the wine list included so few local wines. With so many wonderful wineries in our area, it is a shame that such a fine restaurant is not taking advantage of them!

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MillValley
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit since March 2020.

Ernie's continues to be unique in the valley in approximating San Francisco dining. The menu, food preparation and presentation, and service are all superior.

Be careful in preserving the representation for handsome table hand bouquets.

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RobD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food presented in an elegant fashion. Good wine list, focused on European wines. Friendly and prompt service. Looking forward to celebrating my next special occasion here soon.

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BarryC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I had crab cakes and they were just your average heavily breaded type you get from a grocery store freezer. The chef needs to go to Maryland to learn how to make real crab cakes.
My wife had a crab linguine which had an unappetizing dark green kale flavored linguine which had a very odd taste. She couldn't find any crab, just 4 shrimp.
The wine prices were outrageous!

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PoppyD
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came into town for a funeral and had no idea where we had made reservations. The staff was wonderful. We sat in a private room which was quiet and the food was top of the line. It really brought joy to us to share a meal and memories in this special restauant. We will make the journey again for this food. Great cocktails, appetizers, perfect seafood, amazing dessert. Classy. 🌟

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Dslovesthefood
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The filet mignon was so tender and flavorful. Their sides are huge and shareable. Service is always wonderful.

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KirstenC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talk about finding a hidden gem. We met 1/2 way for Mother's Day and could not have been happier with this find. Everything about it was amazing, from Gerardo recommending wine to Rosa's impeccable service, and the food fit for SF style restaurants, we will definitely be back.

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GeraldR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good and service good prices are unrealistic for the menu

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CentralValleyDiner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food to please mom on the day before Mother's Day.

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vipRubyV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

51st Anniversary

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vipBrianM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and professional and wonderful people to take care of you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! As always!!!

JM
JohnM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife have been eating here monthly since moving into the area. Ernie’s has never let us down. The filet mignon is out of this world and the salads are awesome. The staff is very knowledgeable about wine. The only thing that I would ever complain about for Ernie’s is the parking lot spaces. They are small and limited. I suggest rideshare to get there and back. Ernie’s shares a wall with the casino with that said there is zero sound transferring between the walls very quiet restaurant.

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MarciaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ernie’s is a top flight restaurant but it is over priced for the community in which it is situated.

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vipSophieB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Looking forward to going back again soon.

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EssentialE
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was not good, the service was just okay, the restaurant inside is very pretty. With the ambiance being the only good thing, I don't think I will be returning. I was hoping for a better dining experience.

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RyanL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

2nd time here. Remember the first time being very good. Not so much this time with my wife. It was a $300 meal for the 2 of us, so that comes with high expectations, especially in Manteca. Food was good, not great. Environment was terrible honestly. They sat us in the room to the left and then a table of 6 sat next to us. They had a couple cocktails in them and were quite loud. It was amplified with the shape of the room. Wife and I could barely hear each other at times. In fact it was so loud the waitress couldn’t hear me say bookers as my whiskey choice and brought me bushmill’s. She asked if we wanted to move if possible and I said yes. Never got moved because nothing was available? When we left there was literally 1 table in the dining room??

Service was ok at best, took a bit for her to come over initially. So much so she asked if we were ready with entree selections during first introduction.

Wife and I believe in supporting local spots like this but will looking to other options for nice nights out in the future. Neither one of us is eager to return.

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ManuelR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was so relaxing and enjoyable. Not rushed at all . It’s the second time I’ve been and I definitely will be back . Always great service

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vipFoodies
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and food - very expensive and overpriced. Lamb for $66. and $12. asparagus side dish made fir a $78. entree. The casino parking lot feels unsafe and the location is unappealing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Pricey but worth it.

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T49ers
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday

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MichelleM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service excellent food, get some sparkling water back on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding...Rosa was our server and she along with EVERYONE there were FABULOUS AND PROFESSIONAL! The noise level from a surrounding table was too loud and distracted from our intimate dining ambience, but otherwise the evening was perfect!

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juanp
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is very nice. I live in Manteca for 20 years. And never came to visit. Definitely I will come back here ones a month to eat. The service is very good they are on top of everything.

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GreatBirthday
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Went there for a birthday dinner and the staff was great. Food was excellent.

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charlene
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gerardo selected an excellent pinot noir for us and his rib eye recommendation was fantastic.

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vipBarfly
Central Coast
28 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always !!!!

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KarenM
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always wonderful. The service was exceptional. The crab cakes my husband did not care for and the creme brulee was quite different. The burger was excellent, the prawns were excellent, the pork chop excellent. It is beautiful restaurant is so lovely inside. I am glad we were able to dine inside and it was quite busy. Looking forward to dining again soon with our friends. Great time, great dinner.

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RickE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance was amazing. Little pricing from Manteca but definitely a night to remember.

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PabloD
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food the workers had a beautiful attitude excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about Ernie’s. Everything great. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Gerardo is the best!☺️

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sgmiller
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great being able to go back to Ernies. Always, the best food in Manteca.

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GregH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and a great staff. As it is smaller you can hear every conversation that is going on. Especially as people are talking about the current election quite loudly. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipSophieB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is wonderful. Best tasting, best presented food around! Nice atmosphere. Only reason for 4 star is the server's or kitchen's lack of attention to details, had to send back one appetizer and one side dish because it was incorrect.

FAQs

Ernie's Food & Spirits offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (209) 239-3351.

Ernie's Food & Spirits is rated 4.7 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.

Ernie's Food & Spirits does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://cares.shift4.com?name=ERNIES%20FOOD%20AND%20SPIRITS&zip=95336.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.